UNLV head football coach Bobby Hauck is year contract extension.

The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents voted Thursday to approve a deal to sign Hauck through the 2014 season.

"We are thrilled to have Bobby Hauck leading this program and the extension just further stabilizes UNLV football as it moves forward," UNLV athletic director Jim Livengood said in a statement.

Hauck is in his second year as head coach after taking over for the fired Mike Sanford in December 2009. The Rebels went 2-11 last season and lost their season opener to Wisconsin, 51-17, last Thursday.

The NHSE board also voted to approve an 18-month extension for men's soccer coach Rich Ryerson.